37 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Cork Itinerary

37 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Cork Itinerary

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37 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Cork Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  28​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Mold, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Dwyran, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  4​h
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
8
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Derry, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Kilkeel, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
13
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
14
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

7
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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at British Museum and Churchill War Rooms. You'll explore and learn at Victoria and Albert Museum and Madame Tussauds London. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Tower of London, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary builder website .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in London hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Bath.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
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Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, get engrossed in the history at American Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Shipston on Stour.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Brunel's SS Great Britain, Stonehenge, Wells Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

2
nights
Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom

Shipston on Stour ©
Shipston-on-Stour is a town and civil parish on the River Stour about 10mi south of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire close to the boundaries with Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. On the 2nd (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, admire the natural beauty at Snowshill Manor, and then see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, then admire the natural beauty at Blenheim Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Shipston on Stour trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bath to Shipston on Stour in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Mold.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Warwick Castle, Snowshill Manor, Blenheim Palace, Corinium Museum, Cotswold Motoring Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum
Snowshill Manor
Snowshill Manor

2
nights
Mold, United Kingdom

Mold ©
Mold is a town in Flintshire, Wales, on the River Alyn. Get some cultural insight at Conwy Castle and St Giles Parish Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mold: Abergele Golf Club (in Abergele), North Wales Golf Course & Driving Range (in St. Asaph) and Angel Bay (in Penrhyn Bay). It doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Mold Golf Club and steep yourself in history at Portmeirion Village.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mold route app .

You can drive from Shipston on Stour to Mold in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mold are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dwyran.

Things to do in Mold

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Giles Parish Church, Abergele Golf Club, North Wales Golf Course & Driving Range, Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club, Conwy Castle
Highlights from your plan
Mold Golf Club ©
Mold Golf Club
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village

2
nights
Dwyran, United Kingdom

Dwyran ©
On the 7th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Tacla Taid - Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Newborough Beach, then make a trip to Beaumaris Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Beaumaris Courthouse, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Traeth Lligwy, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Llanbadrig Church, then admire the masterpieces at Oriel Ynys Mon, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Traeth Crigyll.

Plan trip to Dwyran with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Mold to Dwyran in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Liverpool.

Things to do in Dwyran

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Beaumaris, Tacla Taid - Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum and cafe, National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, Traeth Lligwy, Oriel Ynys Mon
Highlights from your plan
Newborough Beach ©
Newborough Beach
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle

1
night
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 9th (Thu), examine the collection at The Beatles Story, examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Mendips - John Lennon Home. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, then explore and take pictures at Anfield Stadium, then kick back and relax at Crosby Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Antony Gormley's Another Place.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Liverpool itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Dwyran to Liverpool takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Liverpool are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Crosby
Highlights from your plan
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and finally engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, contemplate the long history of Real Mary King's Close, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, and finally contemplate the long history of MacEwan Hall.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh route builder .

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

1
night
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, appreciate the history behind National Wallace Monument, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and finally stroll through Glasgow West End. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): take a stroll through Buchanan Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, and then examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Glasgow visit planner .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Glasgow sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stirling, Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

3
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral Quarter and Crumlin Road Gaol. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Titanic Belfast and Parliament Buildings. Change things up with a short trip to Mount Stewart House in Newtownards (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Carrickfergus Castle, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, admire the masterpieces at Ulster Museum, and contemplate the long history of Shankill Road.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Belfast route maker site .

Fly from Glasgow to Belfast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May in Belfast, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Derry.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Carrickfergus Castle, Mount Stewart
Highlights from your plan
Mount Stewart ©
Mount Stewart
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

2
nights
Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
On the 17th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Castlerock Beach, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Free Derry, then get engrossed in the history at Tower Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Guildhall.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Derry day trip app .

Traveling by car from Belfast to Derry takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Derry sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Kilkeel.

Things to do in Derry

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ulster American Folk Park, Castlerock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ulster American Folk Park ©
Ulster American Folk Park
City Walls ©
City Walls
Museum of Free Derry ©
Museum of Free Derry

1
night
Kilkeel, United Kingdom

Kilkeel ©
Kilkeel is a small town, civil parish and townland (of 554 acres and 6521inh) in County Down, Northern Ireland. To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kilkeel travel planner .

You can drive from Derry to Kilkeel in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkeel

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Silent Valley and Ben Crom Reservoirs
Highlights from your plan
Silent Valley and Ben Crom Reservoirs ©
Annalong Cornmill and Harbour ©
Annalong Cornmill and Harbour

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Temple Bar, explore the galleries of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin attractions website .

Traveling by car from Kilkeel to Dublin takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

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Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, appreciate the extensive heritage of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and then get engrossed in the history at Cobh Heritage Centre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork route builder tool .

Traveling by train from Dublin to Cork takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cobh, Charles Fort, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Blarney Castle & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take a stroll through Piccadilly Circus, take a stroll through Soho, then wander the streets of Bloomsbury, then make a trip to Tower Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Chiswick. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of South Bank and then examine the collection at Imperial War Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read London vacation planner.

You can take a train from Durham to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chiswick ©
Chiswick
Imperial War Museums ©
Imperial War Museums
South Bank ©
South Bank

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